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Placentia Pet Care Professionals

Browse these pet care services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Placentia.

  • 12 years in business
  • 161 hires on Thumbtack
Ella C.
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They did a great job with my pet, and I am now a regular customer.

Dee Cee's Dog House
4.8
from 79 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 218 hires on Thumbtack
Lu C.
Verified review

Love having Dee Cee take care of our furbabies

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  • 19 years in business
  • 146 hires on Thumbtack
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Jill F.
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I cannot express in words how happy we are with how Kym took such great care of our puppy, Izzy. When she left for boot camp, she was a disobedient and very difficult puppy to handle. She returned home a happy, obedient and very healthy puppy. I would do it all over with no hesitation- there isn't enough $$ for the value we received. We will continue to keep in touch with Kym for boarding and ongoing training and just to keep in touch - Izzy loved Kym as much as Kym loved her and that was such a comforting feeling.

  • 6 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
Natasha D.
Verified review

My dog is 13+ years old with some sensitive hips and no longer is able to jump in the car to go get a bath. I called Michelle and she explained that she had a mobile trailer with easy ramps for her. When she came, she listened to my concerns about her hips and she took good care of her. My dog was a happy dog. I really liked how she was very gentle with my dog. I would recommend Simply Devine.

SW K9 Rehab Inc., Non-Profit
4.7
from 31 reviews
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
Joe D.
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We had Steve train our Golden (puppy) and was amazed on how she turn out, no more biting, chewing. She now can walk with a leash by your side, she will sit and stay, down stay she comes when called. She was kennel trained and It took about three weeks and well worth it. you will need to work with your dog when you get home. You must watch the DVD, Steve can tell if you don't. If you want the perfect pet don't waste your time or money with the other guy's, Steve is the real deal!! Joe from Norco, Ca

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Angellily Pet Care
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cynthia K.
Verified review

Angela was amazing! She took excellent care of my dog and my home over a long weekend. She’s trustworthy, communicates well, and is very kind and loving with the animals she cares for. I returned home to a clean house and happy dog. I highly recommend Angela.

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Pampered Tails
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Claudia H.
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Took excellent care of my pup and gave her her first cut. She’s gorgeous! Thanks for the exceptional service. Will use again and again!

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EveryDog
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karren L.
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He knows animals. Dave has a way with my dog. My puppy likes him and listens to the commands.

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  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
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Donis S.
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She was punctual, right on time. I told her my Maltipoo had health problems, so she took her time so not to stress her out and when she brought her back in, Precious was the cutest I’ve ever seen her. Then came Mikey who is very healthy so he was done in record time and looked very good too. I was very pleased with both dogs and I really liked the groomer. I’m sorry, I’m getting forgetful so I’m not sure of her name, but she was very nice.

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Canines4Life
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Erin E.
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Maureen was very responsive to texts/calls/emails. She made sure to address the individual needs of my family/pet. She packed in so much information into just one session and provided us with some unexpected extras. We have already seen an improvement in our puppy's behavior after one session. I love her positive approach to modifying behavior. She was also super patient with us (first time dog parents). We had some very basic questions but she spent extra time with us to make sure we were set before she left. Will definitely use her again and refer friends in need of doggy help.

Over and Out Petsitting
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Shea B.
Verified review

Over the past 7 months I've had several trips out of town. Having recently moved before my first trip, I was very concerned about leaving my cat, Lucy. A friend recommended Over & Out Petsitting and they were great. Coming by beforehand to meet Lucy, to learn all her routines and taking notes to make sure everything would be done correctly. That first, 4 day trip went smoothly. I received text pictures of my cat everyday. And when I returned she was happy and healthy. My next trip a few months later was for a week. Again, everything was wonderful. My last trip I was gone 3 weeks - a long time. And once again, the service and care Lucy received was outstanding. I didn't worry about her which enabled me to enjoy my vacation. Over & Out Petsitting is on my speed dial - I will definitely use them to take care of my cat again.

Teresa Young
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kimberly S.
Verified review

I have been working with Teresa for a few years. She is very responsible and reliable, and takes great care of my pet and home! If I request, she sends me daily updates and she is attentive to my specific requests for care needs. I am very comfortable leaving my loved one and my home in her care.

PROFESSIONAL PET CARE
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Suzanne S.
Verified review

At close to the last minute over the Thanksgiving holidays, Ginny accepted the job to feed and care for my cat for two days at my home in Tustin. She followed up promptly and left me an email that all was going well. She fed my cat,, cleaned the litter box, and spent time in my home with my pet. My cat was very calm and seemed happy when I returned home and I feel 100% satisfied that Ginny did an excellent job. I will use her services another time.

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Tracie's Pet Service
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nancy M.
Verified review

Tracie took care of my cat and pet rat for a week while I was out of town. Both critters happy and healthy when I returned. Would definitely use again.

Doggie Do Pet Services
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Donna W.
Verified review

I can't say enough about Wendy's ability to train and care for our furry friends. She is thoughtful, caring, and loving. Her ability to train and care for our pets is extraordinary in every way. I highly recommend her for any needs you may have whether it's pet sitting, training, or problem solving. Love you Wendy!!!

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Glitterati paw spa
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cindy S.
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They took great care of my 14 year old German Shepard. She looks 10 years younger and so beautiful! Very happy with the results

Roo's Pet Sitting Service
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca B.
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We were so worried about leaving our very sensitive dog and independent cat when we needed to be out of town for a week. It was truly a blessing to find Linda (Roo's Pet Sitting Service). She put our dog Bella at ease immediately, and even came to see us again a day beforehand to make our girl more comfortable with her presence before we left. She was able to charm our cat with no problem as well. Linda stayed overnight with our babies, provided their meals and ensured Bella had good long walks. Throughout our trip she texted us daily to let us know how our babies were doing. On top of that she took care of plants and mail at no extra charge. I would recommend Linda to anyone who wants good, loving and affordable care for their pets.

Kayla's Pet Care
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Tom L.
Verified review

If you need a quality pet sitter look no further than Kayla. We have a 16 year old cat who can be very cranky. Kayla kept us up to date on everything from her mood to her food ! Thank you Kayla !!!!

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Fur Baby Love
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kyle P.
Verified review

Jen did an amazing job watching our dogs while we were alway for 10 days. Highly recommend her to anyone looking for a pet sitter.

Paw Paws Pet Sitting
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Ed V.
Verified review

We always know we can trust Terri and Chris to take good care of our dog when we travel! They keep me posted on her days and she has bonded with them easily!

  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Doreen V.
Verified review

Wow we love this company!! Felicia and Kimmie are amazing. They show up when they say they will and my dog loves them. Great communication skills. We will definitely be using there overnight care as well.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What does a dog walker do?

We all know our dogs love going on long, adventure-filled walks, but jobs and family and commuting can make it difficult to give them the leash time they deserve. You can hire a professional dog walker to make sure your furry friend gets adequate exercise and outdoor time each day. A professional dog walker may be an individual contractor or work for a dedicated dog-walking company. In either case, you want to make sure the pro has the appropriate insurance in case of an emergency. Some people opt to give the dog walker a key to their house; others to have them pick up the dog from the yard. Dog walking can happen as often as multiple times per day, or just a few times a month as needed. Here are some questions to ask when you are interviewing a new dog walker:  

  • Will you or someone else be walking my dog?
  • Do you have a backup plan if you can’t make it for a scheduled walk?
  • Will you walk my dog by itself, or do you walk several dogs at once?
  • What are your different walk routes?
  • When will you pick up and drop off?
  • How will we communicate?
  • Do I have to commit to a schedule or are you flexible?
  • What’s your cancellation policy?
  • What’s your response plan if my dog gets injured or becomes sick?
  • How and how often do I pay you?
  • Do you offer package pricing if I buy multiple dog walks up front?

What is included in a dog grooming?

Dog grooming is so much more than giving your dog a bath. Dog grooming is a broad term that covers all aspects of canine cleanliness and hygiene. The services included in dog grooming will vary based on your needs and what you choose to pay. Unless they are rolling in cowpies or playing in mud puddles, most dogs are okay getting a shampoo bath only as needed. You’ll know when they need it if they smell bad or are bringing dirt into the house. Some dogs, like shepherds and shih tzus, have thick coats that can get matted and tangled without regular care. Pro dog groomers can deftly blow dry a dog’s hair after a bath so that it is shiny and smooth. Dog grooming can include brushing that detangles dog hair and also thins the undercoat to minimize shedding.

Dog grooming also includes hygiene services such as toothbrushing and ear cleaning. Clean teeth are important to the health of your dog, and the pros have the patience and proper technique to get it done. Regular dog grooming can stave off tear stains, those reddish stains below your dog’s eyes. Anal gland expression is something not many people want to do on their own, even if they love their dog. A dog groomer can safely and efficiently release any blocked anal gland fluid. Other dog grooming services include nail trimming and clipping. Nationally, dog grooming prices range from $60 to $80. Most dog groomers offer discounts to customers who purchase monthly packages or bundle multiple grooming services at one time.

What is a dog groomer?

Keep your family dogs happy, healthy and clean with regular dog grooming. A dog groomer is a business owner or employee of a dog grooming business who specializes in dog hygiene and grooming. To find a reputable dog groomer, research reviews, ask for references and confirm that the groomer has good standing in the dog grooming community.

A dog groomer should be comfortable and competent working with dogs of all breeds and temperaments. Typically a groomer will have trained with other groomers and taken educational courses to keep abreast of the latest safety information and techniques. There are brick-and-mortar dog grooming businesses, as well as mobile dog groomers who bring all their equipment and provide their services at your home or location. In some cases, brick-and-mortar businesses will also pick up and return your dog for an additional fee.

What is a dog groomer?

A dog groomer is a service professional who provides dog grooming and basic hygiene care for your dog. Dog groomers are typically animal lovers who are competent and comfortable working with a wide range of dog breeds and temperaments. Dog groomers are knowledgeable about the care needs for different kinds of dog coats. A poodle will have different haircut needs than a shih tzu, for example, so it pays to have a trained pro provide the proper cut. Good dog groomers know how to safely clean your dog’s teeth, bathe your dog, and cut their nails without going too short. They understand how to trim the hair from around your dog’s face, express anal glands, and clean your dog’s ears. Many people who choose dog grooming as a profession also pursue other dog services such as attending veterinary school, running a doggy day care center, working as a professional dog walker, and more.

How much does it cost to groom a dog?

Dog grooming costs depend on the service your pet requires. Nationally, the average price for dog grooming ranges from $40 to $100, varying by location. Not surprisingly, dog grooming on New York’s Upper East Side costs nearly double what it costs in a small town in Montana. Dog groomers typically handle every aspect of your dog’s beauty and hygiene, from tooth brushing to hairstyling. One potential way to save is to have your dog groomed at your doggy daycare — sometimes they offer discounts on dog grooming prices for clients. Here are some examples of average dog grooming costs in the San Francisco Bay Area. Please note these prices would include transportation fees for picking up and dropping off your dog to your home:

  • Nails: $30 a la carte or $20 when bundled with another service
  • Toothbrushing: $30 a la carte or $20 when bundled with another service
  • Tooth scraping (removal of plaque from teeth to prevent infection), with anesthesia: $600
  • Tooth scraping, without anesthesia: $400.
  • Wash and dry: $60
  • Ears: $30 a la carte or $20 when bundled with another service
  • Grooming package: $130 — includes wash, nails, teeth, ears, gland expression and haircut
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